To recognize the abilities and accomplishments of the greatest navigator of the Age of Exploration.
1 class period
Class members read a story about Ferdinand Magellan, who was considered to be the greatest navigator of the Age of Exploration. Magellan was the first person to sail around the world.
After reading the story, each student answers questions which require them to think critically, make comparisons, and draw conclusions based upon what they have read.
There is also a fun map exercise which locates places seen by Magellan during his voyage.
This lesson ends with students competing against each other to sea who is the fastest to connect dots on a world map that traces the route taken by Magellan. THERE IS NO OTHER CONTEST LIKE THIS ONE!
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.